Monday, April 5, 2010

Tybee Island - Day Six


It's almost midnight and I'm laying on a bed in Paula Deen's guest room.
I've got my laptop in front of me, my cell phone next to me, and eight pretty pillows behind me. I should also mention the two extremely heavy lids located above my eyeballs- today was a whole lotta fun, but like most of the trip, it was spent shooting lots of photos and visiting lots of friendly folks, so I'll probably keep tonights post short and sweet- just like Tybee!

Today was our last full day on the island, and due to a reservation mix up (my fault), we're spending our last night at Paula Deen's beach house.
Oops!
(Thank you again Diane, and sorry about that Laurie!)

Although Paula isn't here right now, there is a life-sized cardboard cut-out of her in the living room, so it sort of feels like she's hanging out with us.



The whole trip has been such a fun experience, and I am definitely looking forward to coming back to Tybee a.s.a.p!

I'm also looking forward to blogging about all of our adventures when I get back home.

We slept in some incredible houses...

Photobucket(The kitchen at "Just Beachy")


We stayed up way past our bedtime with our favorite author and her fabulous family...

Photobucket(Mary Kay Andrews)


We got a private tour of the inside of a movie set...

Photobucket(The church from "The Last Song")


We took hundreds of photos...

Photobucket(Master Bedroom at "Breeze Inn")


...and I made a forever friend that's just like me...

Photobucket(Jane Coslick, my TyBFF)


I also did a lot of shopping, sunning and cruising around on a bright yellow beach bike- so check back tomorrow night if you'd like to see more photos and read more about our trip to Tybee!



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36 comments:

Karena said...

Layla, I am so envious!! I can't wait to hear more!

Karena
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Marianne@Songbird said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! That bedroom at the Breeze Inn, looks so beautiful, must be a treat to sleep there.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You had me at, "Paula Deen's guest room."

I can't wait to hear all about it!

AtOneWithHim said...

I hope you're going to share a whole lot more... I'm dying with excitement!

La Dolce Vita Gal said...

Can't wait to hear the details of your amazing trip...Paula's house...(swoon)!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

That bedroom looks divine. I see you've said you took hundreds of photos - I am so looking forward to seeing them all!
Kristine

Jackie said...

Beautiful rooms. Looking forward to your photos! Have fun!

KarenSue said...

Oh my! You are a lucky girl. Can't wait to see all the pictures.
Enjoy your day!

Southern Aspirations said...

what a great trip! And so many fabulous people you've met!

geri said...

Layla.
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for you.
What a wonderful trip.
No rest I am sure.
Lots of pure excitement though.
I can't wait to see all your pics and find out what room you (and I at home) will tear apart next. hehe
Have a safe trip home. geri.

Cottage Dreamers said...

Sounds like an awesome time! I bet you're exhausted though! I'm loving the look of that bedroom with the blue ceiling and I can't wait to hear more about your trip!
☺ Celeste

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I'm so glad you are having fun - but come home soon!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Layla,

So happy you had some well deserved rest and relaxation. Scratch that. So happy you had a well deserved exciting, whirlwind vacation! Can't wait to hear all the details. Have a safe journey home.

Deborah

Lou Cinda said...

I am SO glad you have had such a fabulous time!!!


Can't wait to see AND hear MORE!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Would it be okay if I live my life vicariously through you??

anita said...

As soon as you said Paula Deen's Guest room, my first thought was, I wonder what she'll make them for breakfast!! Then I saw she wasn't there. Oh well, just stick the cut out in the kitchen and pretend she did! Can't wait to see pictures!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

You've been all around my lowcountry past of my childhood and youth, I miss it so. I am so happy for you that you've had this time.

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Layla--we loved spending time with you on Tybee. Andy was beside himself that he'd spent time with Kevin--the coolest dude ever! Come back next time when you don't have to work so hard.

Between You and Me said...

so many questions...like...was it hard to get an interview with these semi-quasi famous people?

gonna need more posts on this fabulous trip that you took!
:)

gretchen said...

no reservations, so you stayed at Paula Deen's beach house?!?!
I hope you took lots of kitchen/pantry/etc. photos...can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE Mary Kay Andrews!!!
I've read all her books...great story teller. Makes me love every vacation to these parts even more. You are one lucky gal! Off to read the other posts...my first visit here...

Head Neatherer said...

I can't wait to see more pictures! Too bad you didn't get to see Paula, she is such a sweetheart!

Tricia said...

Oh! It sounds like you guys have had such an amazing experience. I can't wait to hear more about it and see your beautiful photos.

XO*Tricia

Cottage Rose said...

What an exciting trip,,,, sounds like you all had a wonderful time... and to stay at Paula Deans beach house,,,, so exciting.. even though she was not there, it was still her's... so very cool... looking forward to more photos and stories... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Moulton Girl said...

I would love to hear more about Mary Kay Andrews. I recently discovered her books and am now obsessed!!

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

Layla, I feel like I've kinda been on vacation too! I'm so excited about MKA...love her stories and Paula's house...oh my!!

Have a safe trip home...can't wait for pics and and all the adventures of Tybee!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

What a cool vacation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I can't wait to see and read more!

*nichole* said...

oh my! what an awesome adventure you have had! beautiful photos & can't wait to read more! :)

angela | the painted house said...

Ooo, you have a lot of good stuff coming! Can't wait to read all about it. :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love that bedroom at Breeze Inn. And to get to stay at Paula Deen's beach house. Lucky gal. I know you enjoyed Tybee. They say it is so beautiful there. I can't wait to see the movie, "The Last Song". Love & blessings from NC!

Linda said...

Waiting for more photos and to hear what you got up to on Tybee. Echoing what everyone else has said: that bedroom at Breeze Inn is so pretty and restful.

Screaming Meme said...

Oh...yay! Sooo much fun! I am excited to hear all about it...Paula Deen's real home? Wow! I love it...You did get a picture next to the cut out, right? lol Love to you, Meme

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Sounds wonderful!
Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Laura Lynn said...

Can't wait for photos! I love that whole HHI/Savannah area. Can you believe I moved AWAY from Hilton Head?? My husband made me, well, I guess his boss did!

Melissa said...

I am SO excited that you stayed with my friend Mrs. Diane! I adore her cottages, and her! I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear all about your trip. I love Tybee and Savannah...I'm SO envious of your Tybee experience!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

awesome!

Oonafey said...

I love Mary Kay Andrews! You are such a lucky girl!